Chief Master Sgt. Jammie Space, 36th Security Forces Squadron security forces manager, fires an M870 Modular Combat Shotgun during the Leadership Competition Shoot May 18, 2017, at Andersen Air Force base, Guam. The event was part of national Police Week to recognize the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers.
A U.S. Marine assigned to the Maritime Raid Force (MRF), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), utilizes a M870 Remington tactical shotgun to breach a door during a Close Quarters Tactics (CQT) course at Camp Lejeune, N.C., June 26, 2017. The MRF conducted the CQT course in order to maintain readiness and proficiency as the 26th MEU’s visit, board, search, and seizure capability.
U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Eric Mouyal, 673d Security Forces Squadron flight commander, shows a M870 shotgun to Gabe Crabtree, 14, during the Arctic Thunder Open House Special Needs and Department of Defense Family Day at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 29, 2018. During the biennial open house, JBER opens its gates to the public and hosts multiple performers including the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, JBER Joint Forces Demonstration and the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team.
The notice, which was posted in late May, refers to the proposed shotgun as the “M870-24979.” This new configuration would remove the 10-inch and 14-inch barrels, along with several other components, from the standard MCS setup. The shotgun is to include the following:
One (1) M870 Receiver
18″ “duty” barrel w/ Rem Choke
Magazine tube extension +3
Long Magazine spring (for 14″ and 18″ barrels)
Barrel Accessory Rail System (BARS) for use with the 14″ and 18″ barrels
Improved choke (IC)
Removable fixed length Speedfeed pistol grip tactical stock
Army Contracting Command is careful to point out that it does not intend to award a contract based on this RFI. Rather, it is using the notice for “planning purposes only.” Essentially, it’s conducting market research to ID potential sources for the “M870-24979” Modular Combat Shotgun, with all the accessories listed above.
Interested parties had until June 24 to respond to the notice with a summary of delivery capabilities, as well as a description of the ability to manufacture the weapon system.
Here’s a description of the M870 Modular Combat Shotgun, from the Remington Defense website:
Multiple specialized shotguns in one, the Model 870 Modular Combat Shotgun (MCS) is the ultimate choice for virtually any close-range scenario. Modifications are made rapidly without tools thanks to the REM LOC Quick-Change Stock System, truly a revolutionary design for professionals who need to adapt on the fly.
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